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GPU Set up application failing to start

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1-64bit

    GPU Set up application failing to start


    Hi, I just finished building my new computer
    My gpu is XFX R9 290x Radeon installed correctly fans react when computer is turned on
    I'm having a problem starting the set up installation from the provided disc, it seems to not respond when I try to open it.

    Does anyone know if this card is compatible with Windows 8?
    If so is the set up application not responding because I need to find the correct driver online?

    Any help would be really appreciated I'm new to windows 8 and the employee that sold me it told me they fixed there issue with Video card compatibility

    -Maxx

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Welcome to the forum!

    I would download the latest drivers from here: Download Drivers

    Would also advise updating to 8.1 as soon as you can. Would do it before you make a lot of system changes.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1-64bit


    Appreciate it yea I bought Windows 8.1 forgot to mention that haha
    Seems to be working now I just ran compatibility trouble shoot and it launched right after I'll download the latest once I solve my internet issues haha
    Thanks again + rep incoming
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Glad to help and thank you for the rep also.
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  5. #5


    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64


    With GPUs especially, it's always best to just grab the newest drivers from the AMD (or Nvidia) website. The ones that come on the DVD are usually months old.
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